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(Christian Science Monitor)   China bans smoking in K-12 schools. Look what you've done now, America, with your crazy health fads. Now their growth won't be stunted and they'll need twice as much food, clothing, room, etc   (csmonitor.com) divider line 37
    More: Scary, ministry of education, State Council, trade schools, smoking, kindergarten, middle schools  
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2014-01-30 01:23:20 AM  
Doubt it.. they always find a way to do what america does cheaper.. or maybe I'm in the wrong thread?
 
2014-01-30 01:25:30 AM  
Ayn Rand is rolling over in her grave.

But she was already spinning at government interference in Atlanta's ice follies.
 
2014-01-30 01:26:03 AM  
This is just a stupid idea. Have you tried to teach kindergarteners when they haven't had their smoke break?
 
2014-01-30 01:31:20 AM  
I thought there was a rule requiring all Chinese over the age of 10 to chain smoke.
 
2014-01-30 01:31:25 AM  
You know who else banned smoking in schools?
 
2014-01-30 01:33:49 AM  
www.chinadaily.com.cnlots and lots of cigarettes
 
2014-01-30 01:36:04 AM  
If I had to live there I'd sure as hell want to filter that air through a cigarette...
 
2014-01-30 01:40:22 AM  

fusillade762: If I had to live there I'd sure as hell want to filter that air through a cigarette...


I was thinking that. And how much of their smog is second hand smoke?
 
2014-01-30 01:40:35 AM  
I may have grown up in the 1970's, but few kids started smoking before 4th grade.
 
2014-01-30 01:42:06 AM  
Better ban e-cigs too
 
2014-01-30 01:42:35 AM  
So, will China's smokers will be become disoriented?
 
2014-01-30 01:47:00 AM  
When I was little, new cars (to me) smelled of stale cigarette smoke.  My parents only bought used cars.  So, stale cigarette smell is sort of a comfort thing for me ;)
 
2014-01-30 01:50:08 AM  
Growing up in the sixties and seventies was awesome.  I remember making "practice" cigarettes out of rolled up cardboard and trying to smoke THOSE.  I suspect that we inhaled a little too much burnt adhesive, judging how we all turned out later... ;)
 
2014-01-30 01:51:39 AM  

WillofJ2: [www.chinadaily.com.cn image 850x425]lots and lots of cigarettes


Judging from the numbers, I think they were suffering from Post-Communist Stress Syndrome
 
2014-01-30 01:57:55 AM  
Seem's strange now but my High school the year before I started there had a smoking court for Jr's and Sr's.
 
2014-01-30 02:01:00 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Seem's strange now but my High school the year before I started there had a smoking court for Jr's and Sr's.


Yep.  And when I started working for the phone company, we could smoke at our desks.  In the IT department, it was like walking through a dense cloud ;)
 
2014-01-30 02:06:38 AM  
Also, teachers were told not to fill students up with no rule, 'cause everybody knows that smokin' ain't allowed at school.
 
2014-01-30 02:07:25 AM  
Lol subby
 
2014-01-30 02:07:31 AM  
fta Also, schools can no longer seek sponsorship from cigarette brands.

The donated history books with historical figures photoshopped to look like they are smoking will now be censored.
 
2014-01-30 02:15:12 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Seem's strange now but my High school the year before I started there had a smoking court for Jr's and Sr's.


How old are you? I'm 39, and my high school had a designated "smoking lounge"  ( it was outside), for the juniors and seniors.
 
2014-01-30 02:17:28 AM  

SpinStopper: tinfoil-hat maggie: Seem's strange now but my High school the year before I started there had a smoking court for Jr's and Sr's.

Yep.  And when I started working for the phone company, we could smoke at our desks.  In the IT department, it was like walking through a dense cloud ;)


Yeah and half my school lunch money ($2) got me a pack a smokes back then. Hell yea I quit thanks to Prozac (no really I need it)
 
2014-01-30 02:19:04 AM  

Mark Ratner: tinfoil-hat maggie: Seem's strange now but my High school the year before I started there had a smoking court for Jr's and Sr's.

How old are you? I'm 39, and my high school had a designated "smoking lounge"  ( it was outside), for the juniors and seniors.


A bit older, not but much though.
 
2014-01-30 02:26:33 AM  
Ive taught at schools in two provinces in China... Im a smoker and I was not allowed to smoke on campus. This is overhyped bull.
 
2014-01-30 02:31:37 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Mark Ratner: tinfoil-hat maggie: Seem's strange now but my High school the year before I started there had a smoking court for Jr's and Sr's.

How old are you? I'm 39, and my high school had a designated "smoking lounge"  ( it was outside), for the juniors and seniors.

A bit older, not but much though.



My HS still had an outdoor smoking area when I started in 83/84.

It was an outdoor courtyard that was visible through the glass wall of a hallway that ran along side it.

As you walked by, it was weird to observe some of the school "toughs" having a heater and chatting with teachers who were doing the same.

That was history by the time I graduated (1987).
 
2014-01-30 02:37:23 AM  

Slartibartfaster: Ive taught at schools in two provinces in China... Im a smoker and I was not allowed to smoke on campus. This is overhyped bull.


I haven't commented on here in YEARS, but I felt compelled to say something along those lines.
 
2014-01-30 02:40:03 AM  

TomD9938: As you walked by, it was weird to observe some of the school "toughs" having a heater and chatting with teachers who were doing the same.


God I forgot all about that shiat. Maybe because I didn't smoke.
 
2014-01-30 02:54:41 AM  
There was a smoking area at my high school, and an unofficial smoking area down the hill and in the trees where tobacco was optional.
 
2014-01-30 03:14:29 AM  
My high school had a smoking section for students. You had to have a special "S" on your student ID, but it was all on the up and up. It might have been the 90s before they stopped doing that too.
 
2014-01-30 04:49:07 AM  
One of my favorite random factoids is that Italy banned smoking in national museums in 1971 (most museums were no smoking in the 19th century) but  that it still took into the 80s for the ban to be completely and fully enforced!
 
2014-01-30 05:44:15 AM  
I was unclear on if this ban was aimed at students or faculty and staff; or both? Also, what's the motivation to not smoke, when the air outside (like in Beijing) is less healthy than smoking a cigarette?
 
2014-01-30 06:02:36 AM  
Seems like a good idea, as long as the Chinese kids can still smoke at work
 
2014-01-30 07:22:17 AM  
China is sort of two countries in one.  The major cities are approaching or exceeding western standards depending on your wealth but the rural areas are still holding on the old school commie stuff.  In the old commie areas, most people are close to substance farmers and the only tax they pay is tobacco tax yet health costs are paid for by the state.  The odd thing is that twenty years ago, many industries were owned or had been spun off from the Chinese Army who has been running businesses for centuries to fund its self.  They used to own all of the tobacco production and sales in the country and still might.
 
2014-01-30 08:16:42 AM  

SpinStopper: Growing up in the sixties and seventies was awesome.  I remember making "practice" cigarettes out of rolled up cardboard and trying to smoke THOSE.  I suspect that we inhaled a little too much burnt adhesive, judging how we all turned out later... ;)


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/I remember seeing kids actually try to light those...
 
2014-01-30 08:20:44 AM  
Look, sometimes school is tough, and a kid just needs to relax.

beijingcream.com
 
2014-01-30 09:14:31 AM  
When I was in 6th grade in north Charleston, SC, the 8th graders were still allowed to smoke. I was two years behind The cutoff as it closed off the allowable students.
 
2014-01-30 09:14:59 AM  
Spitting on the floor and shiatting on the sidewalk still OK.

/dirty chinese
 
2014-01-30 06:05:35 PM  
Thanks, Obama
 
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